Townships are administrative units of state government whose original purpose was to facilitate the survey and sale of land. The responsibilities of townships vary greatly depending upon the degree of urbanization. Some townships are densely populated and have major urban problems, while others are mostly farm land with associated problems.
The Township Trustees are in charge of carrying out the legislative authority that the Ohio Revised Code Section 505 through 505.94 allows them to do. This gives them authority to take care of the Township Roads by snow removal , mowing grass along the sides, and to do patchwork and paving, to provide Police and Fire protection to the community, establish Parks and set rules for them, establish zoning rules and regulations and see that they are administered as they want it to be, manage and oversee all policies and rules that they set forth as well as those already set forth in the legislative authority given to them in the Ohio Revised Code.
Joseph Rozzi, Trustee
Number: 513-953-8892 (cell)
Term Began: 1/1/18
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Past Governmental Experience: Hamilton Township Board of Zoning Appeals 2010-2012, Hamilton Township Zoning Commission 2014-2017
Background in Hamilton Township: Joe has been a resident of Hamilton Township since 1997. Joe has volunteered his services to provide Fireworks for the Berry Festival all four year, starting in 2011. He has also volunteered at the Little Miami Cardboard Boat Regatta and the Hamilton Township Touch-A-Truck.
Current Employer: Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks, Owner and VP.
Family: Joe has been married to his wife, Linda for 23 years. They have two daughters: Isabella, who is a 2016 graduate of Little Miami and Sophia, class of ’20.
A note from Joe:
“It is with great honor and privilege that I get to serve the residents of Hamilton Township. Since 1997, I have seen unprecedented growth and it is exciting to be a part of the future growth of our economic areas. With this growth comes challenges that I look forward to bringing about solutions that will benefit all.”
Mark Sousa, Trustee
Number: (513) 476-3395 (cell)
Term Began: 1/1/20
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Background in Hamilton Township: Resident of Hamilton Township since 1999. Volunteered with Police, Fire & Public Works campaigns in 2018 & 2019 as treasurer/campaign strategist. Also serves in a volunteer capacity on Little Miami Schools Business Advisory Council as Chairperson.
Current Employer: US Bank, Business Banking. 2011 - Present
Family: Mark has been married to his wife Angie (Little Miami 1993 graduate) since 1997. They have 2 children; Julia, a Little Miami 2019 graduate now attending the University of Cincinnati and Ethan, Little Miami class of 2020.
A note from Mark: I’m honored to have received the faith and support of Hamilton Township residents. I look forward to being your voice, as part of the strong team leading Hamilton Township into the future. I’m excited to see what the future holds for Hamilton Township. I believe we are well positioned to provide the excellent services (Police, Fire, Parks and Public Works) that the residents of Hamilton Township expect and deserve.
Kurt Weber, Fiscal Officer
Number: (513) 494-2193 (cell)
Term Began: 4/1/20
Term Expires: 3/31/24
Past Governmental Experience: I have worked for the Warren County Engineer’s Office since 1995 as an Assistant County Engineer and now as the Chief Deputy Engineer. I also served as Township Trustee from 2010 to 2016.
Background in Hamilton Township: In addition to serving as Township Trustee, I have also been involved in many Township planning committees. I have lived in the Township since 2001.
Current Employer: I am a Civil Engineer with the Warren County Engineer’s Office. Our office maintains all the County designated roads and all the bridges on both County and Township roads.
Family: I married my beautiful wife, Alicia, in 1993 and the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful children: Austin, Meredith and Evan. I am so very thankful for the support of my loving family and to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We attend Loveland Christian Church, where I serve as a Deacon.
A note from Kurt: I want to thank the Hamilton Township taxpayer’s for giving me the opportunity to serve as Township Fiscal Officer. I look forward to working for you to give transparent and accurate financial reports so that the Trustees can appropriately plan and budget the Township’s future. Please let me know how I can better serve you.
The Hamilton Township Trustee Board, have put together and are formally instituting an organizational chart for Hamilton Township. This chart symbolizes and outlines the concept of how the directional flow should effectively run within our entire organization. This is to ensure the day-to-day management from the Trustee level through to each department is appropriately noted.
As you see, the Trustee Board to the various department heads is designated down through the corresponding department personnel, through the proper chain of command and visa-versa.
This flow chart symbolizes the intent to maintain an effective line of communication, keeping in mind we are all working together, in essence as one organizational unit for the community in which we serve on a daily basis.
Hamilton Township Trustees
Township Trustees appoint/hire the various department heads to administer the daily duties of their departments, they set policies for all employees to follow and combine them with the laws mandated by the Ohio Revised Code.
Townships were the “first form of local government” in Ohio and were plotted according to a basic policy for the survey and sale of public lands. With the formation of the Ohio Territory under the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, thirty six square miles of township were used as the primary means of establishing local civil governments in the territory. Since the adoption of the 1851 Ohio Constitution, the basic form of township government has remained relatively unchanged. Governed by three elected Trustees to be their executive officers serving four-year terms. A Board of Township Trustees is the legislative authority and also fulfills many executive responsibilities as well. A fourth elected official, Township Fiscal Officer, administrative body is independent of the Trustees, yet by law must work closely with the Trustees. There are over 1,300 townships in Ohio today; some are large and some are small with varied populations.
The legislative authority provides for larger townships to be able to appoint/hire an administrator to help assist the Township Trustees. This administrator will carry out the duties that have been given to the Trustees both through legislation as well as what they have set themselves.
The Township Trustee wears many hats during their term in office, and deals with many more issues than is mentioned in the Ohio Revised Code.
Hamilton Township is a Home Rule Township and therefore is allowed to set ordinances, have a full-time Police and Fire Chief, and a legal counsel separate from the County Prosecutor. However, even a Home Rule Township must follow the laws that have been set for them in legislation and cannot change them or set rules and ordinances that would conflict with them.
Home Rule has given townships some extended authority. This allows township’s that have adopted it to provide services very close to those that of a village or city are allowed to and yet they have to incorporate the rules according to the previous laws set by legislation in many areas.
Township Government is still Grass Roots Government that is closest to it’s people.
Darryl Cordrey, Trustee
Number: (513) 683-8520 ext. 2374 (Twp. work)
Term Began: 1/1/18
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Past Governmental Experience: Volunteered for Cincinnati City Council member, Amy Murray’s 2009 and 2011 election campaigns. Served on the Covedale Neighborhood Association.
Background in Hamilton Township: Darryl and his family have lived in Hamilton Township since 2012 and they currently reside in the Saddlebrook Subdivision. He served as Head Umpire for the Little Miami Youth Baseball Association from 2015-2019, and has also served as a volunteer coach for Little Miami Youth Baseball Organization.
Current Employer: Ultimate Toys
Family: Darryl has been married to his wife Jamie since 2000 and they have two boys that attend school in the Little Miami School District.
A note from Darryl:
”As Hamilton Township continues to grow so will our needs in the areas of public safety, roads, and recreation. We will need to invest wisely and seek input from all the stakeholders. Our charm is that we have a unique mix of suburban and rural lifestyles. That charm is what we need to preserve while developing the areas that our Township has already earmarked for growth.
I chose to serve our Township as an elected official because I am excited for what our future holds. Hamilton Township is full of potential and as residents we must seek a path of economic development and growth. With your voice, I looked forward to implementing a vision for our future that we as residents of Hamilton Township can be proud of for many years to come.”
Hamilton Township is committed to fiscal transparency.
The Township has developed the Financial Transparency Portal to give you, the Hamilton Township stakeholder, a transparent view of how your funds are invested in the delivery of outstanding services that distinguish us as a Signature Township of the region.
The Transparency Portal is designed to bring visibility, openness, and accountability to our operations:
Tips on How To Use the Financial Transparency Portal
• The portal allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface. The main view includes a chart or graph, a legend and various controls to view expenses by departments out of various funds.
• You’ll notice the title of the chart or graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data that is of most interest to you.
• To focus on specific data – like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination – look to the left and use the menu on the side panel. These selectors allow you to specify exactly what breakdown you want the graph or table to represent. When you select “Filtered By” the data filter pops up and allows you to turn-on or turn-off selected filters for that category – funds, departments, expense type.
• Keep in mind that some departments or expenses only receive funds from specific funds – if the department or expense is not funded from a particular fund, it will be grayed out.
• There are five different types of visual representations of the data – an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie chart, and a table. You can change your view at any time by simply selecting the different type of representation. The data will automatically convert. These functions are on the top right.
• You can also download the data into a .csv spreadsheet or a .png image.
• You can share the data, in any view, on a social network or by email.
• Hamilton Township’s main fund is the General Fund which includes all Township’s departments (e.g. Public Safety, Recreation and Parks, Public Works, Community Development, etc.). In accordance with law, other functions of Township government will be reported in separate funds (e.g. Emergency-911 Fund, Sanitation Fund, etc.).
• Some expenditures or revenues do not track year to year. For example, there may be expenditure for a specific item or project in Fiscal Year 2014 that the Township no longer uses. These expenditure categories will only be visible for the years they were used. After that, they will be zeroed out.
View, filter, and analyze revenue, expense, and balance sheet financial data for the township. Analyze financial trends from 2010 to current from a micro to a macro point-of-view Data can also be downloaded for offline analysis.
View, filter, and analyze every expenditure transaction from 2014 to current including such detail as vendor name, transaction amount, transaction date, description, etc. It’s your money; you have a right to know how it’s spent.
The Unudited 2020 Financial Statements for Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio are ready for the public to review at the Hamilton Township Administration Building, 7780 S SR 48, Maineville, Ohio, 45039. Copies can be reviewed during normal business hours.
The Audited 2019 Financial Statements for Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio are ready for the public to review at the Hamilton Township Administration Building, 7780 S SR 48, Maineville, Ohio, 45039. Copies can be reviewed during normal business hours.
The Audited 2018 Financial Statements for Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio are ready for the public to review at the Hamilton Township Administration Building, 7780 S SR 48, Maineville, Ohio, 45039. Copies can be reviewed during normal business hours.